A lot of people have voiced out their thoughts about Tanzania's anti-gay laws. This comes after the African country shocked many after it was revealed that
The public was also told to report suspected gay men to the police. Concerned people have taken to various social media platforms to express shock and concern about this matter. Some have even shared that they won't be visiting the country until the situation has been dealt with, while others have called on the president of South Africa, and other political leaders to do something.
So, what can we do as a collective to make sure that people's basic human rights are not infringed? Well, we simply need to let people be who they are, without judging.
One person who agrees with this is singer and pastor Khaya Mthethwa. When asked about his views on how the church should treat homosexuals, Khaya, who was first introduced to Mzansi on Idols in 2012 and the the South African Idols season 8 winner, said during an interview on Metro FM in July this year: “I think the church must stop picking and choosing what’s right for them and really focus on the message of the cross and loving people and allowing people to be who they are and allowing God to minister into their lives.” Listen to the interview below:
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#TSRSA #KhayaOnMetroFM 🎙📻 @masechabandlovu put Gospel musician @khayamthethwa on the hot sit today in an interview on @metrofmsa . She asked him how he feels about gay people or rather LGBTI 🌈 community in the church and more specifically in the choir. She went on to ask him “Where you going to be a gay pastor if you where gay? This is how Khaya responded!!!
Since last year, Khaya and his wife, former Miss South Africa Ntandoyenkosi Kunene's relationship has been in the spotlight. Many a time, the media personality honours his wife with sweet messages.
However, some wonder if a true man of God should really embrace gays and homosexuals when the Bible is clearly against it. It is even the reason why God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah during Lot's days.